Risky, Risky...

So, as of late I have been pondering the idea of getting a balance ball to sit on for at least a few hours of my work day so that I can strengthen my core (i.e. abs) while I'm attending to e-mails and what-not. I sit 8 hours a day, why not spend 2-3 of those working on my six-pack? Seems like a simple decision, but the following concerns have risen in my mind:

1) My image around the building. (Read: Someone needs to come to my office and asks who I am to another employee, that employee responds, "oh, you know her, she's the girl with the balance ball).

2) Potential danger (Read: What if my balance sucks and I fall over and hit my head on the filing cabinet and go into a coma - will that qualify as a work-related accident? Or will that be out-of-pocket?)

3) Religious concerns (Read: I work for a religious institution, what will people think if they walk by my office and it appears I have channeled voodoo energy to float off the ground by my desk, thus rendering my need for a chair obsolete?)

4) Color Dillemma (Read: No, by this I actually mean choosing a color for my ball. That's a big choice).

5) Fear of Failure: (Read: I sit on my balance ball for 3 hours a day for a month - my abs are the same.)

What to do...


  1. I think you should do it.
    Clearly my jealousy would increase though, but that's ok.

  2. You only live once, slick. Go for it. But I'm thinking skirts are dicey.